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Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:32 am
by paicolman
Just flying, for enyone interested... Enjoy


Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:44 am
by uvflyer
Great flight and beautiful scenery!

Is it a place where you can go 'solo' going up with a cable car/public transport to retrieve the car? Saves driving all the way to Switserland with 2 cars:)

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
by paicolman
We have a club-bus which gets us half the way, the other half is more interesting (but actually quite relaxed...):
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Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:36 pm
by uvflyer
Haha that's great! Is it common in Switzerland to bring the glider on the cable car?

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:54 am
by paicolman
Yes, that looks funny. Actually, the guy who is sitting so relaxed is the one who designed the adapter which you can put to the cable car seat.

There are many other places where you get up by cable car, like in Ebenalp, Gotschnagrat, Fanas, Rigi and many others, but usually it's a big cable car and either you have to put the gliders below it, or inside it or make kind of a reservation or come at a specific time of the day.

But as far as I know, nowhere it is as comfortable as in Haldigrat. You get to the cable car, pick one of the adapters, attach it to the seat when it is going down, then go to the other side, put your glider on it, sit down and enjoy the ride up...

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:24 am
by uvflyer
Thanks! Good to know, perhaps coming that way some day :thumbsup:

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 6:25 pm
by Rebardan
paicolman wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:54 am
You get to the cable car, pick one of the adapters, attach it to the seat when it is going down, then go to the other side, put your glider on it, sit down and enjoy the ride up...
Do you have a picture of the adapter that attaches to the seat?

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 2:32 am
by paicolman
No I unfortunately don't, I'll take one next time I go there...

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 3:53 pm
by TheFlyingFrog
In Laveno, Italy, also there is a takeoff you can only reach via cable. It's a really old one you stand on it, but works quite good, maybe not so relaxed though.
Max
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Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 3:17 am
by paicolman
I promised I would post pics of the adapters for the cablecar here, so here thy are...

We just attach them to the bench and put the gliders on them, and sit relaxly to the top.

Re: Another cool day in the alps

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 8:45 am
by uvflyer
Nice! Just hope the cable car doesn´t bounce back and forth too much :shock: